Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Week 38: I'm Ready For a Change

Its been a long time but I know a change is going to come... Oh Yes It Is...

I made the decision to title this post "I'm Ready For a Change" on Saturday night. Before Saturday, I had a few alternate titles. Before I address the "Change" I am referring to, lets overview the alternate titles. 

Don't Celebrate Until Your Mom Screams

My episode of Baggage aired on Wednesday. I wasn't 100% sure it was going to air so I really didn't tell anyone other then my mom and Sponsor for Life Pamela Y. Robinson. I did know it was going to air sometime this week. My mom rushed home from work to make sure she didn't miss it. She got home in time but couldn't find the GSN channel (The Game Show Network).

She had to call Verizon Cable and wait for their operator to get on the line. I didn't hear her conversation but she told me she was furious with Verzion because they took forever to give her the channel number for GSN. They kept asking her survey questions to prolong the situation. She told me she had to say, "Listen I didn't call for all this. I need to know what channel is GSN because my son is on television and I'm missing it. That's too funny. I confirmed with my Sponsor for Life a little earlier that I was on TV because she was watching it.

Finally when she got the channel number she called me with an invaluable scream. I couldn't even make out the first few words that she uttered but it was obvious excitement and joy. That's priceless. That's a reason to celebrate. From now on its not official in my book until my momma see you on TV and screams.   

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Did I Just Say I was Having Fun?

This week, in a couple conversations or so, I told a few people that I was having fun. That was half way difficult for me to say. I'm use to saying I'm working hard, struggling, trying to survive, maintaining... In the past saying anything like that might of indicated that I'm having fun almost seemed legal. The truth is I'm suppose to be having fun. My acting teacher said on Thursday that, "If you can find reward in your journey, then your already there."

Believe it or not, embracing the fun factor of my quest is a learning process for me. I'm learning how to have fun everyday. I've always been a serious person that has never made time for fun nor did I think it was necessary. Not anymore. Its not the destination, its the journey and the fun you have during the journey. There is so much to talk about in my new found fun. I will expound on my fun factor and the things that are making me happy in another post, in the near future.  

Day 259 Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 260 Monday, June 6, 2011

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* I had my meeting with the producers of Code name Japaneses Style Game Show. I thought it went great but...

Day 261 Tuesday, June 7, 2011

* I had an audition to host a new web series. I didn't know much about it going in but I quickly jelled with the two people casting. They liked my hair, my look and took a long time with the process. For the beginning I had to prepare a quick 3-5 minute comedic performance. I put one together late night style. Congressman Anthony Weiner was a gift for my comedic piece. I also had to prepare for a few scenes they gave me on the spot. I wouldn't say I did the greatest but it was obvious they like my energy. They said so.

* Back in March I was a guest on The Red Viking Show. Today I was called to come in as a guest host next week. 

* I had a free pass to see a screening of Super 8 but I arrived too late. Afterward, my spirits where low and I didn’t want to be home. I was at the Burbank Mall and I walked around until I found this Indian restaurant there. I watched game 4 of the NBA play offs, eat some food and felt much better afterward. 

Food from Flavor of India

The food was okay. I had some Indian food during Excused shoot and that food was jumping.  

Day 262 Wednesday, June 8, 2011

* Code name Japaneses Style Game Show sent me to a doctors appointment/physical. I'm the same height and weight same since high school.  

* On Day 254 Tuesday, May 31, 2011 I had an interview for a talk show in Pasenda. They called me today and they want me as one of the hosts. During our conversation the lady thanked me for sending a thank you letter. I was confused at first because I didn’t send my post card but I did reply back to the email and said thank you. She said I was the only person that did that. See how the little things count. I was asked to be apart of the team and I will hear back in about a week or so. She hopes to start the shoot in August.

* I also sent the web cast series audition from Tuesday a thank you reply and they called today acknowledging it by leaving a message. They want me to call back. I missed his call, left him a message and we spoke the next day.

* My episode of Baggage aired today but I didn't get to see it yet. My mom and Pamela Y. Robinson saw it and their response was reward enough. Especially my moms response. Only one person called me on Facebook and told me they saw me on the day off. Since then a few other people have emailed sent me a text and said they saw me.

Day 263 Thursday, June 9, 2011

* I spoke to the guys from they web cast audition and they liked me. They have some new ideas just based on how I look. My stuck in the 80's look to be exact. I now have to submit a video for a 2nd audition on Monday. 

* Woke up not feeling very well. My stomach was hurting and I was in and out the bathroom. I wasn't very productive because of that. I laid down most of the day until I took a break and got a smoothie. I enjoyed it and became a little more productive afterward.

* I was also thinking about Code Name Japanesse game show all day. I had a bad feeling about something. Maybe something I did or didn't do. Or maybe it was...

* I attended my Thursday Night Lifebook class and every now and then I notice some of my classmates have the same auditions as me. Not too many but there have been at least 3 or 4. See pictures I took here www.facebook.com/lifebookacting

Day 264 Friday, June 10, 2011

* I felt like having one of my old and new favorites. I got a foot long from Subway and picked up my second smoothie from Robeks. 

Motown Maurice enjoying a foot long and a Robeks Smootie

* One of my Lifebook classmates Linna is producing a film and I auditioned for a part. 

* There is a new sport called Skyball coming out and I got confirmation to audition next Friday. This should be fun.

* As for Code name Japaneses Style Game Show. I did get an email from them today. I was kind of disappointed. Maybe it was the bad feeling I was having yesterday. Furthermore, I found out I'm not one of the top  8 contestants. Instead, I'm an alternate and if they decide to use me they probably wont' tell me until the day before. This is terrible but I'm not worried about it. There are bigger things ahead. 

Motown Maurice at Ihop with his Ultimate Omelet

* This picture below might not seem like a big deal but it's one to me. I pop up at Denny's and Ihop from time to time but I never ever get dessert. This was a big treat for myself for the first time. 

Motown Maurice buys dessert for himself for the first time.

* One of my classmates named Kelly celebrated her birthday today at Bar Lubitsch. The moment I walked in I saw Tatyana Ali. At the point she might of saw me but she stayed focus in her conversation. A little later I saw her again when she walked out the restroom and she stopped smiled and we briefly greeted each other. I can only assume she remembered me from Born To Shine based on how she smiled but I totally regret not initiating a conversation with her. I'm sure I will see her again. Next time I see her I will be sure to start a conversation.

Day 265 Saturday, June 11, 2011

I didn't really enjoy myself last night and my spirits were sub-par. I just new I had to spend the day at the movies and I'm glad I did. I started off with by seeing X-Men First Class, then Super 8 and Hang Over 2. After seeing 3 movies I wanted to see X-Men again. I wasn't ready to go home yet. I walked into one theater that just started. The movie was literally in its first 1 or 2 minutes but I didn't want to miss any of it. The nerve of me. I found a showing that was going to start in another 20 minutes and I went in and took a seat. Then surprisingly someone came in asking to see ticket stubs. I played dumb for a second and tried to look for my ticket. Then I pretended like I might of left it in the bathroom. He said if I didn't have a ticket I would have to leave. I went into the bathroom then left for home. That's what I get for being greedy. 

* I got home and still felt like watching some movies. My roommate was down so we made it a Redbox double header with Knight & Day and Gamer. 

Final Thoughts

I have nothing to complain about because I'm having fun and I'm enjoying my experience. Everyday is a new adventure and I'm excited about what each day has to offer. Nevertheless, I'm ready for a change. I know there is an imminent change in my living situation soon and I'm ready for it (GodSpeed - JuneSpeed). Let it be positive or negative I'm ready for it. "I'm Ready For a Change."
I have met a lot of great people since I've been here and I appreciate them all. Nonetheless, they are all human. I'm ready to start working with some non-human brilliant like minds. I want to work with some super minds that will compliment my mind, ambition and drive to give birth to beautiful creations. 
I know myself very well. The feelings that I had over the weekend, specifically after leaving the the movies is very familiar to me. Not only do I want change, I'm ready for it. I'm not going to attempt demanding anything like I did in Month of March Madness but I am more so calmly externally expressing the message of my soul.

The song above isn't suppose to resonate feelings of sadness. Its suppose to assist in ushering in the change that I am ready for.

The past 3 weeks have spoiled me a bit. I just completed my first 3 peat and of course I was hoping to maybe get a 4 peat this week but I appreciate the break. Once a week for the last 3 weeks I've been on 3 different shows. Baggage, Excused & Let's Make a Deal.

Again I know this is just a taste test of the great things to come. In the meanwhile, I'm going to continue having fun. Look forward to my 2011 mid term evaluation coming soon.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice


  1. Good stuff, Motown! I'm glad you're having fun and I know what it's like to not really allow yourself to; many kudos to you, my friend, you deserve it!: )

    See you soon and keep winning!

  2. TaMyra T.K. HendersonJune 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM


  3. Hey Motown, this is creativity at its best, I loved that show growing up.


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